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The great debate: Turlocker or Turlockian?

Newspapers, just like any other industry, has its own way of doing things. Many of the "rules" we at the Journal follow in our reporting and writing are the standards laid out by the Associated Press in its "Stylebook," which is the yardstick that most newspapers follow in the industry - with a few notable exceptions, like the New York Times.

November 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local businessman finds funding for homeless shelter

Turlock insurance salesman Grant Davis has a dream and what he calls "a vision from God." The dream is to build a campus-style shelter in Turlock to house the homeless and serve those afflicted with addiction to drugs or alcohol.

November 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Training mission long time coming for local man

A local man realized a dream over 40 years in the making when he had the chance to ride along on a United States Coast Guard training mission.

November 04, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Food assistance program for seniors

The American Association of Retired Persons, the Stanislaus County Area Office on Aging, and Second Harvest Food Bank will hold a Senior Benefits Enrollment Fair on Nov. 17 to help eligible older adults enroll in the CalFresh program, formerly known as Food Stamps.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


TID offers new efficient window program

As winter sets in, drafty windows don't just keep houses cold – they also waste energy used to heat homes.

November 04, 2011 | | Local


Fire chars room

A fire from an undetermined cause destroyed a garage that had been converted into a bedroom.

November 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Don't panic: It's just a test

Next Wednesday every television and radio station will broadcast the familiar squawks and beeps of an emergency test, but this time the test will be broadcast out across the country.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 442 incidents during the month of October. These incidents included a total of 268 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, and 33 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 26 fire type calls: Seven building fires, one vehicle fire, two unauthorized burnings, five cooking fires, nine vegetation and/or rubbish fires, one Dumpster fire, and one additional fire classified as "other." The remaining incidents consisted of public assists, power lines down, assist to police, rescue, person in distress, smoke checks, gas leaks, and ...

November 04, 2011 | | Local


After-school, meal programs set to close

A much-needed meal program serving families on the Westside of Turlock will soon come to an end due to lack of funding.

November 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Thorsen’s celebrates 100 years in business

Thorsen's Inc. is celebrating 100 years of history this month. Thorsen's Plumbing received a business license from the City of Turlock in 1911, and it has been owned by the Thorsen family since that time. Thorsen's is the oldest family owned business in Turlock, and the business grew with the town.

November 01, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Olive Garden to launch Monte Vista Crossings expansion

Turlock could soon be home to a little Hospitaliano – and those famous never-ending breadsticks, soups, salads, and pastas – as the Olive Garden Italian restaurant considers expanding to the city's Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

November 01, 2011 | | Local


2011 marks latest close of irrigation season in TID history

After a workable solution was found for farmers in need of water, the Turlock Irrigation District announced the 2011 irrigation season will be extended no further: tonight marks the official close of the season.

November 01, 2011 | | Local


Fire damages quilt store

A fire in two trash cans ignited a blaze in a Turlock quilting store that destroyed approximately $175,000 in property and contents, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

November 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Winds prompt air quality warning

The current deteriorating state of the Central Valley's air basin has prompted air officials to issue a health warning and the first burning prohibition of the season in several counties.

November 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local gymnasts shine at competition

The Gymnastics Unlimited level 4 competitive team (ages 6 to 11) recently won three out of four competitions, something Unlimited owner Paul Mayer says is a big time accomplishment. At a competition in Oroville, the team took the all-around award in nearly every age group. Of the 19 girls on the team, 15 have already qualified for the state championship.

November 01, 2011 | | Local


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Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Sacramento branch is currently taking applications from high school juniors for their Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

January 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


High school soap maker turns hobby into loving business

When 16-year-old Turlock Christian High School student Hailey Kellstrom made her first batch of cucumber melon soap three years ago, she admitted that it was ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alliance Worknet makes transition from public to private sector

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, signed into law in 2014, has resulted in a big change for Alliance Worknet of Stanislaus County, but one ...

January 29, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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